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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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86. Time-lapse


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2 Bridge vs. Lightroom Duration:06:39
3 Tour of Photoshop Interface Duration:18:21
4 Overview of Bridge Workspace Duration:07:42
9 Developing Raw Images Duration:30:33
11 How to Save Images Duration:03:37
12 Using the Transform Tool Duration:04:48
14 Selection Tools Duration:05:55
15 Combining Selection Tools Duration:07:37
17 Quick Mask Mode Duration:05:07
18 Select Menu Essentials Duration:21:28
20 Align Active Layers Duration:07:29
21 Creating a New Layer Duration:06:15
22 Creating a Clipping Mask Duration:03:02
23 Using Effects on Layers Duration:11:24
24 Using Adjustment Layers Duration:16:44
25 Using the Shape Tool Duration:04:39
30 Adding Texture to Images Duration:09:11
35 Understanding Curves Duration:06:18
36 Editing an Image Using Curves Duration:18:41
39 Editing with Blending Modes Duration:08:04
40 Color Theory Duration:05:59
41 Curves for Color Duration:16:52
42 Hue and Saturation Adjustments Duration:08:59
44 Match Colors Using Numbers Duration:16:59
45 Adjusting Skin Tones Duration:05:25
52 Clone Between Documents Duration:13:19
53 Crop Tool Duration:10:07
54 Frame Tool Duration:02:59
56 Paint Brush Tools Duration:13:33
57 History Brush Tool Duration:06:27
58 Eraser and Gradient Tools Duration:03:06
60 Blur and Shape Tools Duration:11:06
61 Dissolve Mode Duration:09:24
62 Multiply Mode Duration:15:29
63 Screen Mode Duration:14:08
64 Hard Light Mode Duration:14:54
66 Smart Filters Duration:11:32
67 High Pass Filter Duration:13:40
68 Blur Filter Duration:05:59
69 Filter Gallery Duration:07:42
70 Adaptive Wide Angle Filter Duration:04:43
71 Combing Filters and Features Duration:04:45
72 Select and Mask Duration:20:04
73 Manually Select and Mask Duration:08:08
74 Creating a Clean Background Duration:21:19
75 Changing the Background Duration:13:34
76 Smart Object Overview Duration:08:37
77 Nested Smart Objects Duration:09:55
78 Scale and Warp Smart Objects Duration:09:08
79 Replace Contents Duration:06:55
80 Raw Smart Objects Duration:10:20
83 Panoramas Duration:13:15
84 HDR Duration:11:20
85 Focus Stacking Duration:04:02
86 Time-lapse Duration:11:18
87 Light Painting Composite Duration:08:05
88 Remove Moire Patterns Duration:06:11
89 Remove Similar Objects At Once Duration:09:52
91 Replace a Repeating Pattern Duration:06:50
95 Warping Duration:11:03
96 Liquify Duration:14:02
97 Puppet Warp Duration:12:52
98 Displacement Map Duration:10:36
99 Polar Coordinates Duration:07:19
100 Organize Your Layers Duration:11:02
101 Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss Duration:02:59
102 Layer Style: Knockout Deep Duration:12:34
103 Blending Options: Blend if Duration:13:18
105 Layer Comps Duration:08:30
106 Black-Only Shadows Duration:06:07
109 Create an Antique Color Action Duration:13:52
110 Create a Contour Map Action Duration:10:20
111 Faux Sunset Action Duration:07:20
112 Photo Credit Action Duration:05:54
113 Create Sharable Actions Duration:07:31
117 Scratch Disk Is Full Duration:06:02
118 Preview Thumbnail Duration:02:10

Lesson Info


Now let's talk about time lapse. Here's a sequence of images that I captured in Africa. I actually sent my camera on the ground and I put a timer on the camera so we would take a picture every few seconds. And once it did that, it started capturing images and just happen to be that an elephant came into our camp in that elephant came right over near my camera, getting a little nervous by this time. And he's just eating grass and walking through camp. Well, I would like to combine these images together into a panorama, and so to do so. Come on, here's what we need to do. The first thing we need to do is we probably don't want to work with full size raw files because running them is video. My camera is 61 megapixels. That's a massive file. You don't need something that anywhere near that big for video. The second thing is, we need the numbering of these photos to be sequential. If there any gaps in the numbering like here, let's see, I have number 90 on the end. That jumps to 94 than 97 ...

than 00 They're not sequential. If we do this with a non sequential Siri's, it will assume that it should have been sequential and they'll be empty frames and it'll look really weird. So what I'm gonna do is select all I'm gonna then go to the tools menu. I'm gonna choose photo shop, and there's a choice called image Processor. Image processor is designed to scale images and save them in different file formats. And, um so we're going to use this with the image processor. I'm gonna tell it what save location I want to go to and for me. I'll put it on my desktop. Ah. Then I'm going to come in here and say resize to fit and I minds will make this eso it fits within the size of HD TV. That's 1920 by 10 80. I'm gonna keep the quality as high as it can go so we don't degrade the quality at all. And then I'm going to hit run that's gonna open each one of those images, scale it down and save them out as a J peg file, and it may take it a little while to do it. Once it's done doing that. The next thing we need to do is make sure we've dealt with the naming in that. The number on the end of each file is sequential. There are no gaps. Otherwise they'll be areas with empty frames, and we can do that again. And Bridge were going to do it by going to the tools menu and choosing batch rename take in just a moment to finish Now. I had a time. I would have adjusted these pictures. I would have selected all I would have gone into camera raw, chose, select all on camera. Move the sliders around until the images look good. Because our end result here will not be a raw file. And therefore we wouldn't get his high quality in adjustment. Uh, afterwards, then we would, if we did before, should be done in a minute here. I didn't count how many files were in there, so hopefully it doesn't take an hour for finish. Looks like it's done. Now I'm gonna return to Bridge. I'm gonna click on my desktop. In In my desktop is a folder called J Peg, and that's where it saved it. It will be called whatever file format you told it to use. I'm going to select all my typing command a go to the tools menu and choose batch rename with batch rename. I'm gonna tell it to rename it in the same folder in down here. I can create a formula for how you make a file name. I can hit the minus signs that are here to clear things out. And I'm just going to start with text and I just called image and then I'll hit this little plus sign and I'll tell it that I would like a sequence number and that means it's gonna number thes files. And I tell it, How many digits? I don't think I have more than 999 pictures in there, so three digits should be fine. Ah, but otherwise that'll be fine down here at the problem. It gives you a preview. There is an example of an existing file name. And here's what it's gonna be renamed. It's going to do it to a total of 86 files. I hit rename, and it only takes in a moment and suddenly all those files were renamed. But now we need to do something to get it to be a time lapse. And to do that, I go to photo shop, I go to the file menu and I choose open. And then I'm gonna point it at the folder that we were just in. And I'm going to select the very first file within the folder, then in this open dialogue. And this is just the normal open screen where I just went to the file menu and choose open. Once I've selected that first file down here is a check box called Image Sequence. And that's the key to making this work. Now when I choose open, it's not going to just open that first image. It's gonna open all of the images, and as long as the numbers Aaron sequence, then when I click open, it's just gonna ask me what my frame rate should be. This is going to determine how quickly this plays back. If I choose 30 frames per second, I could take the number of frames divided by 30 and that would tell me the number of seconds long. This would be so the lower than number, the longer my animation will be all do 24 frames per second as a starting point. Click OK, and it's already done to play it back. You go to the window menu and you're gonna find a choice called Timeline in. Down in the timeline is a play button right here and now we have our time lapse. If you want to save out that time lapse in a file format that is related to video. Ah, believe you could choose Let's see file export and spent a while since I've done it. So taking this moment right here, render video and then you see options related to video file formats. But the key to making that work is to ensure that the file names air in sequence, and if they're not, it's not gonna look good. Now there's something else we can do related to that, And that would be, ah, we can create looping animations and let me just see if I have fears of frame animation. Here's what I captured. Sun has already gone down its twilight. I found the outlines of some If you call him mountains, I can't think of what you calm hoodoos or something similar. And then I waited for traffic to come by. And whenever a car came by, I just hit the shutter button multiple times, and I captured these sequences. This was a while later that these cars came through, and I now want to turn that into an animation that will play those. So what I'm gonna do is select all of these by typing command A. And I'm gonna choose tools, photo shop load files into Photoshopped layers that's going to stack all these. It says it's busy if I hit. Yes, I bet you it's not busy every single time it tells me that it's busy. It never is if it ever truly is busy. What that means is back in photo shop, there's a dialogue box open like you're adjusting an image with levels, and you haven't clicked okay yet, but it will commonly complain but rarely actually have an issue. Now we're going to use that same window called timeline, so if you don't already have it on your screen, you go to the window menu, and that's where you can find the timeline. And there are two different kinds of timelines you can have, and if you go to the side menu over here. I think that's where we might be able to switch. You can have either a frame animation or a normal video animation. It's it's actually right here in the middle. There's a drop down so before where using a video timeline, which is when we had our time lapse. We want this set to frame animation, and then you want to click this button that says, Create frame animation. So now it thinks about your document is if it's an animation, there's only one frame, which it looks like our current one, and I'm going to go to the right side of the timeline. Click on the side menu and there's a choice. They're called make frames from layers, and that means just make a slide show of all our layers. So we show one at a time. So if I were to hit the play button, you can see the cars going by and doing all that stuff. But the problem is, the sky only gets bright for one of those frames. So what I want to do is I'm going to come in here and go to the side menu of the frames thing and select all the frames. So we're working on the mall, and I'm gonna turn on the eyeball for our bright sky so that it will be visible in every single one of those friends. So I made sure the frames were selected, and then I turned on the eyeball for that. I'm gonna hit play, and let's see what we have Now the problem is that that top layer obscures the view of all the layers that are underneath. So I'm gonna change the blending mode of it to, ah, choice called lighten. Lighten means only allow the areas here that are brighter than what's underneath to show up. So now let's see. Oh, I didn't have all my frame selected. So let's go to the side menu. If you want to change, that's gonna happen across all the frames. You gotta select all the frames first, then come up to this layer and said it to lighten if I did it when there was only one frame activites on Lee for that one frame worth of time. There we go. Now we got cars going by, and if you wanted to be, ah, no cars for a while hit Stop in at the very end of your animation. Just scroll to the very last frame. Click on it and there's a number underneath it. It's zero seconds. That's how long it's gonna pause at the end. I might set mine for one second. Now if I hit play the cars go by, but once against the end ital! Pause for a second before starting up again. Now, if you want to save this kind of file, this is a frame animation. You want to save this in the GIF file format? Usually I would go to file export and I'm used to using save for Web Ah, and you save it as a gift file. Then you can have these. This is how you make what they call them. My brain is thinking of panel Lodge, but that's not the case. Um, I can't think of the name, but when there's slight motion in a photo that just continuous like somebody's hair going in the wind

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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